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Table 2 Odds of frequent use of measurement instruments by participants and practice characteristics (results of the multivariate logistic regression analysisa)

From: Current use of measurement instruments by physiotherapists working in Germany: a cross-sectional online survey

Factor Use of measurement instruments in ≥80% of patients Odds Ratio 95% CI P-value
Lower Upper
Professional degree < 0.001
 Non-academic (vocational school) 45% (99/220) Reference    
 Academic (Bachelor, Master or PhD degree) 80% (64/80) 4.81 2.49 9.29  
Main setting of work < 0.001
 Outpatient clinic / private practice 47% (106/226) Reference    
 Inpatient (hospital or rehabilitation clinic) 79% (45/57) 3.96 1.90 8.27  
Number of patients treated per week
 1–5 patients 79% (23/29) 3.48 0.91 13.24 0.07
 6–10 patients 56% (30/53) 1.40 0.46 4.21 0.56
 11–15 patients 51% (36/71) 1.51 0.52 4.34 0.45
 16–20 patients 55% (52/94) 2.05 0.74 5.69 0.17
 21–25 patients 40% (12/30) 1.10 0.33 3.69 0.88
 26+ patients 43% (10/23) Reference    
  1. Abbreviations: CI confidence interval
  2. aGoodness-of-fit statistics: chi2 = 2.508; p = 0.868; R2 = 0.230
  3. Note that each factor is adjusted for the remaining variables in the model